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Tamaki Daido (大道珠貴, Daidō Tamaki, born 1966) is a Japanese writer. She has won the Kyushu Arts Festival Literary Prize, the Bunkamura Deux Magots Literary Prize, and the Akutagawa Prize.
Daido was born in Fukuoka, Japan and graduated from Fukuoka Central High School. Her father worked for the Japan Self-Defense Forces. She worked as a radio scriptwriter for several years before focusing on writing novels.
In 2000 her first published story Hadaka (裸, Naked) won the Kyushu Arts Festival Literary Prize and was nominated for the Akutagawa Prize, but did not win. Two years later, after three more Akutagawa Prize nominations, Daido won the 128th Akutagawa Prize for Shoppai doraibu (しょっぱいドライブ, Salty Drive), a novel about a relationship between a younger woman and older man. In 2005 Taeko Tomioka selected Daido as the winner of the Bunkamura Deux Magots Literary Prize for Kizuguchi ni wa uokka (傷口にはウオッカ, Vodka for Wounds). An English translation of her short story "Milk" was published in the 2006 anthology "Inside" and Other Short Fiction. Since 2011 Daido has contributed a regular column to the Asahi Shimbun.
Daido has never married, and has claimed that marriage, children, or any particular sexual preference would constrain her ability to live her own life.
Books in Japanese
Selected work in English